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The Flash #785

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.

A Dark Crisis tie-in: the search for Barry Allen! Just when the Speedsters seem to have snapped Barry out of Pariah’s clutches, Wallace seems to be falling in…and the creator of the mind prisons isn’t about to let the team of speedsters just run off. And even if they could, where exactly would they run to…? The Dark Crisis tie-in story line races to its conclusion!

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27 pages
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13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Speed Force

  • 90

    Geek Dad

    We get some major developments in the final part of this Dark Crisis tie-in, as the Flash family explores three different words. The Mad-Max style world where a ruthless grizzled Barry fights against an army of cars to recapture the one last bit of speed magic in the world seems like the closest thing to filler of the three—it’s really just there for Max Mercury and Jesse Quick to get a spotlight. The Night Flash world, where Irey and Jai wound up only to find that this version of Barry is an evil Batman-like figure, has some nice tension as they take the fight back to the masked rogue. This issue, they encounter a mysterious child who claims to know Night Flash’s origin—and how to beat him. While Night Flash is certainly an intimidating figure, this story has some clever twists and one in particularly calls back to one of the all-time most infamous horror movies. It’s a lot of fun.
  • 90

    But Why Tho?

    The Flash #785 brings all stories to the finish line and avoids tripping over itself. Adams shows a terrific understanding of structure as he is able to control such a huge plot and a dozen speedsters while having the emotional core shine through. All of this is presented through intelligent and magnificent artistic skills. Although there is a specific Barry Allen the family is looking for, it is amazing to see this celebration of him across the multiverse. And with the rest of the Justice League gone, Barry is reassuring backup. With Dark Crisis expanding in scale, he might be pivotal to shifting the momentum.
  • 90

    Lyles Movie Files

    The Flash isn’t a title that can be skipped at this point. It remains consistently strong and earns more goodwill for staying in tune with DC’s big crossover event.
  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 80


    The Flash #785 satisfyingly wraps up the search for Barry while setting up a new hope for the heroes in the Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths event. Throw in an Elseworlds Batman/Flash that’ll make you want more and it’s a good conclusion all around.
  • 80

    Women Write About Comics - WWAC

  • 79

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    THE FLASH #785 wasn’t bad, however, the about-face, as well as the abrupt conclusion to the tie-in, felt jammed into the narrative in order to save time and issues. Sure, the comic was still a fun read that revealed a pretty huge aspect of the DARK CRISIS tie-in which is severely out of character for a tie-in. Nevertheless, the rapid conclusion came out of nowhere, didn’t seem to fit with the story beats, and left some narrative threads unanswered. Will those threads ever be answered? Will we figure out what’s going on with Wallace? Now, don’t let this issue of THE FLASH change your opinion of this creative team. Adams and his crew are still rockstars and deserve your attention in this series. They’ve made THE FLASH series so much better in so many ways. Plus, it’s hard to put the breaks on YOUR story in order to fit in tie-ins to an event like DARK CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. Adams worked with the cards he was dealt while trying to stay true to the characterization he’s developed. And he most certainly did that.
  • 70

  • 70

    Weird Science DC Comics

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 68
  • 60

    Major Spoilers

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